On the 23rd of January professor Martijn Meeter will visit TalTech and will give a lecture about students’ learning and motivation.

Time: 10.00 – 11.30 (GMT+2).

How lecturers can support and motivate students to learn

Many university teachers are confronted, at one time or other, with failing, demotivated students who seem at the brink of dropout. Can something be done to prevent such trajectories? Should such students be helped with learning, with motivation, with both? What are strategies to get such students to work in a productive way? In this lecture, Martijn Meeter will address these questions with findings from higher education research and motivation theory.

Martijn Meeter is a professor of education sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), Netherlands. In recent years he served as director of the LEARN research institute (until 2019) and VUA teacher education (until 2021), and currently he is department chair. His research focuses on learning, using traditional methods of education research as well as techniques drawn from cognitive neuroscience, such as computational modelling and EEG. In the last two years, he was co-leader of a research program into learning decrements due to Covid-19, and efforts to mitigate these.

The lecture will be held in English in campus and via Teams. Please let us know are you planning to participate via Teams or on campus: https://forms.office.com/e/ick0K4bLWL.

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Meeting ID: 347 039 673 482
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